The Role Of Hale In The Crucible

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Death, witchcraft, lies, and sin are all issues in the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, and through it all one man still finds his way into sympathy. This play takes place in Salem Massachusetts in 1692, and it starts with Betty found sick with an unnatural cause. Girls of Salem start to plead witchcraft was involved and all the adults agree with them even though all they speak are lies. The town now in panic get a Judge to help find the guilty, and a Reverend to look for signs of witchcraft. Mr. Hale being this Reverend was known as a very intellectual person in town and was sought to find truth in what these girls were saying. Hale was only trying to make things right in Salem but ended up falling for the girls actions, however he was still trying to be helpful even knowing that Abigail and the girls false accusations were all lies. Through the play Reverend Hale was seen as a very caring and open minded individual, and always out ready to help others with their sins. Some may say that Hale was just as bad as Abigail in that he was trying to get people to lie in order to save their lives but in all it would ruin the accused reputations. Hale was much a believer in John Proctor, and when he was on death …show more content…
Hale was eager to help Proctor and the others who were about to hang get released, but ultimately made no difference in the judge 's order. He came to Dansforth telling him “You must pardon them. They will not budge” (4.243). Hale was wanting a confession but ended up only getting the truth once Proctor sacrificed himself in order to open Salem 's eyes. Mr. Hale was knowing responsible for Proctor 's death and all the others. So he was awestruck when when he found out John was going to die ¨For if he is taken I count myself his murderer¨ (4.331). Hale was very upset with the court that they would not let Proctor go on his own word but needed a

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